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A Century of Mainly British Building View details

You will read plans, elevations and photographs of buildings, learning their particular language. You will take a long view of un-noticed, possibly hum drum or even “hideous” structures; in order to re- evaluate them and put them in a wider context. The course will be split into 3 time phases; pre World War 2, 1940 - 1980, and contemporary building. You will look at middle class houses, housing, institutional architecture and the workplace. Lastly you will turn our attention to the buildings you are learning in and see where they fit in.

A Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.

A Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.

A healthy new me taster Pathways View details

Take a moment to reflect on the balance of your bodies, identify areas of harmony and take simple steps towards a healthier new you. Give yourself the opportunity to address simple and effective habits that can support your physical and mental wellbeing, while gaining an insight in to what you can practice on an individual basis to develop your own daily practice(s).

A History of Ideas View details

It is a multidisciplinary course, drawing on ideas from religion, philosophy, art, music and literature. Each session will focus on a text and we will discuss the impact of its key ideas. Ideas include: Greek tragedy; the development of money; the Reformation; the Rights of Man (sic); literature for children; nationalism; modernism.

A History of Ideas View details

This ten week course identifies ten important ideas that shaped human development. Where do these ideas come from and where does the actual word originate from that describes the ideas. The ten ideas are: Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, Industrialization, ideologies, Feminism, Darwinism, environmentalism, postmodernism, Islam. What has been the impact upon society from these ideas.

A History of Ideas View details

This ten week course identifies ten important ideas that shaped human development. Where do these ideas come from and where does the actual word originate from that describes the ideas. The ten ideas are: Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, Industrialization, ideologies, Feminism, Darwinism, environmentalism, postmodernism, Islam. What has been the impact upon society from these ideas.

A History of India View details

The course will begin by looking closely at the decline of the Gupta Empire, and reasons for its collapse. We will go on to consider the parallel importance of the northern "White" Huns throughout this period, and their effect upon native Indian culture. We will go on to consider the emergence of Harsha of Kannauj, and the creation of his empire by the early 7th century AD. We will analyse the character of the other regional kingdoms across India by the same period, including the Chalukyas of the Deccan, the Gauda kingdom of Bengal and its Pala successors, as well as the Pallavas, Pandyas and the Cholas from farther south. We will consequently consider why no dynasty was able to create a single hegemony across the subcontinent. We will go on to look at the later evolution of the caste system, the continued growth of urbanisation and temple patronage as well as a sustained cultural Indian influence across the wider region of south-east Asia.

A History of Opposition to Fascism View details

By studying the history of opposition to fascist movements in Britain this course will inform discussions of the movements opposing racism and fascism across Europe today

A History of the Railways View details

Arguably the advent of rail transport brought about the biggest change in the way of life in Gt Britain during the 19th century. In its wake came standardised time, holidays and a realisation by the ordinary people that there really was a different life over the next hill. It also brought financial skulduggery and power hungry despots. This course will look at the political and financial implications of railways to Nationalisation while reviewing the men who were intimately concerned with the growth of this pivotal change in Gt Britain.